Hello again wonderful people! I’ve missed you!
Let me start off by apologizing for a lack of meaningful posts in the past couple of weeks. I’ve had a lot going on at work, everything that goes along with being an adult, socially, and in the PMQ! I won’t bore you with the details of my work, but I will say that I wouldn’t be able to pull through as I have if it wasn’t for my network at this posting and the joy our new home brings us.
In terms of the PMQ, if you’ve been following the PMQ for Two Facebook page, you’ll have seen sneak peeks of the main floor projects that we’ve been working on. I’m keeping the full reveal until after the holidays for two reasons: I’m in the process of getting this place ready for the christmas home-tour, so if I revealed anything it would be in full-on christmas mode. Secondly, I’m not done!
Our goal was to get the main floor ready for the holiday season as we’re lined-up for events back to back to back until I go on vacation right before christmas. Tonight even! I hosted the spouses craft night and we made cinnamon dough ornaments, which was a blast! I used the recipe from the Martha Stewart website, found here. (photo courtesy of Martha’s team)
On to the things that matter though! What have we been up to in our house?
In our kitchen we opted to paint it a bright blue colour in the hopes of enhancing the abundant natural light from the two windows. We certainly achieved it. Almost all of our kitchen decor from the previous kitchen transferred over. In fact, we only added one thing to the space!
In this house, we have a sitting room! We proceeded as we did in the last place, with the TV room upstairs in the smallest bedroom and the dinning room in the biggest space on the main floor. Here we have the added bonus a sitting room (even though it’s not meant to be used as that).
If you saw my post about the house when we were shopping around, you’ll know that the dinning room and sitting room were connected by a doorway with hideous accordion doors. Thankfully DH took them down within our first week, which allowed us to proceed and plan ahead without them in the way. We wanted to create a functional space for large groups, but also something intimate for just the two of us on a weeknight enjoying a drink. I think we succeeded in doing just that, while ensuring a certain amount of coordination with the dinning room. Either way, the paint job we did in both rooms is what ties it all together.
I was able to find a chair and couch at our favourite thrift store for 100$ the chair and couch match, are structurally sound, the wicker on the sides is intact, and are essentially in perfect condition. Given the exposed brick in the dinning and sitting room, and the style of the furniture, our sitting room is definitely mid-century modern, while our dinning room is more contemporary. Somehow though, it all works.
I’m off to bed soon, as this weekend I’m planning on tackling the TV room and the stairway – I’m gonna need all the sleep I can get! Not that I don’t let sheet-rock and plan white walls – that’s a lie, I hate sheet-rock and white walls- but I need put my mark on the rest of the place. We’re hoping to get a new bed as a christmas gift to ourselves, so I’m waiting to do the bedrooms once we pick a style, as our current bed will be moved into the guest room. Another reason to wait until after the holidays for the full house reveal.
I hope this post was enough to keep you interested in our journey as we make this house a home! again.